15 Gift Ideas to Give New Homeowners

Whether you’re attending a housewarming party or sending a gift to a new homeowner from a distance, finding the perfect…

Whether you’re attending a housewarming party or sending a gift to a new homeowner from a distance, finding the perfect item to welcome your loved ones into their new space may not be easy. A bottle of wine can feel cliche, or even out of line if they don’t drink alcohol. So how do you give a celebratory gift that’s memorable and useful?

The key is trying to make those final parts of moving in easier. “Anything you can choose to make a rough process easier is great,” says Julie Schechter, founder of care package startup Small Packages, based in New York City.

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To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of gift ideas to help you find

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Small Kitchen Ideas – Which?

Wouldn’t it be great if all our kitchens were as big as those gracing glossy magazines and TV screens? In reality, many of us have to make do with a kitchen that’s far more compact than we would like.

But with a little planning, there’s plenty you can do to transform your small kitchen into a beautiful but practical space that works for you.

If you want to invest in a new kitchen, find out which are the best and worst fitted kitchen brands, as rated by thousands of customers.

How to get a small kitchen design right

Whether you’re designing from scratch or improving what you already have, start by thinking about how you use your kitchen so you can shape the layout to fit your lifestyle. For example:

  • do you need more worktop space?
  • which gadgets or utensils do you use regularly?
  • can you move easily between
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7 spooky ideas for Halloween treats

By Sacha van Niekerk Time of article published37m ago

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It’s officially ’Spooky Season’, which means a month of horror movie marathons, telling scary stories, shopping for costumes and indulging in everything pumpkin-spice-flavoured in the build-up to Halloween on October 31.

Although the holiday originated in the US, the festive fun has spilled over into other parts of the world, including South Africa. From themed meals at restaurants and fancy dress parties to trick or treating, there are many ways to celebrate.

A big part of Halloween is definitely the food – especially if you prefer treats over tricks. Getting creative in the kitchen with spooky-themed dishes is a fun way for children and parents to participate in the action.

7 spooky ideas for Halloween treats

Pumpkin spice

Pumpkin spice is a medley of spices used to season pumpkin pies traditionally eaten on Thanksgiving

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10 Ideas to De-Clutter Your Home Pre-Festive Season

Every year before the festive season arrives, we commit ourselves to deep cleaning our homes. It’s a bittersweet task which includes us sorting through some prized and not so prized possessions. We almost always tend to keep more than we need. The lockdown has made us take a hard look at ourselves and nudged us to question our hoarding patterns- not only to enhance the aesthetics but also to de-clutter our mental space.

Pritika Singh, founder of Mohh, a design-first furnishing venture, said, “De-cluttering is an essential way to prepare and cleanse your home for the upcoming festive season. It’s a two-pronged approach: to identify the items you no longer need/use and procuring fuss-free storage solutions to tidy up all the messy nooks and corners. The simple act of de-cluttering can breathe new life into your home, make it seem more open and even afford you greater mental peace when

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Kitchen Design Ideas That Are Chic And Functional – Kitchen Decor Ideas

Photographed by Ashley Batz.

There are plenty of design trends that are gorgeous, modern, and memorable — but do they actually meet your everyday needs? In our opinion, if you’re going to renovate and redecorate, the finished result should suit you aesthetically and practically, especially when you’re talking about the heart of the home. That’s why we think the best kitchen design ideas prioritize functionality above all else. 

Keep in mind: That doesn’t mean you have to put style on the back burner (no pun intended). It just means that whatever you decide to do, you should do it with consideration to your lifestyle. Do you have a big family that always ends up gathering in the kitchen? Do you like to spread out your tools and ingredients and cook in a wide-open space? Are you generally pretty clean and organized, or could you use some help in that department?

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18 Gift Card Ideas for Everyone in 2020

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khadija horton

Somewhere along the line, gift certificates earned a reputation—one they absolutely do not deserve, IMHO—for being lame gifts. I mean, think about it! If you had a choice between getting a weird present that you’ll inevitably regift or a money voucher to all your favorite places, you’d choose the money every time, right? Sure, shopping for a gift card takes minimal effort or creativity, but I argue that’s not a bad thing. Shopping for gift certificates takes all of two seconds, and you know the recipient is definitely gonna like it (you know, because they can buy p much anything?!). No time or money wasted.

But before you go off and stock up on a bunch of the same gift cards to give every person in your life, consider giving it a slightly more personal touch. Your dad most definitely shops at different places than your teenage sister,

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ASU’s UTO staff cooks up fresh, innovative ideas at Engage 2020

October 5, 2020

This year’s third annual Engage event brought together more than 300 ASU University Technology Office (UTO) staff members across nine work streams to take on leadership roles, brainstorm ideas and gain and exercise new skills.

The two-day internal professional development event was held virtually Sept. 23–24.
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Following up on the momentum of the ideas constructed by the ASU IT community at Empower 2020, UTO staff spent two hours each day learning, growing and collaborating with colleagues in the form of an idea hackathon. This year’s nine hackathon work streams – submitted by UTO employees and centered around innovation and culture – included:

  • Accessible Dashboard of Dashboards.
  • Activating the Affirmative Pledge.

  • ASU Sync-Up.

  • Authentic Artificial Intelligence.

  • Block-Chain Chain Chain of Tools (See: Aretha!).

  • Emotionally Smart Cities.

  • Help Me Help You: Innovative Boundary-Winning Approaches.

  • Next-Gen Z Networks.

  • Zooming Out of the Meeting Grid.

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Heartwarming Christmas Gift Ideas For Elderly Parents

It’s only two months away until Christmas time comes again. But for many of us, preparations for the perfect gift are already underway.

Now, if you’re reading this, you probably already know the grand gift you’re giving your elderly folks. It could be something for the kitchen for mom, or perhaps an accessory for dad’s toolshed in the garage. But if you want to add that extra smile on their faces and warmth in their heart, you don’t need to spend that much to do that.

This here could be a lot of fun, especially if you let your creativity run freely. But in case if you’re willing to spend a bit more, Quanta CBD has top-of-the-line affordable products that will be a great addition to the overall well-being of your beloved parents. That, in itself, is already a priceless gift they’re guaranteed to appreciate.

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Enthusiasts suffer cooking burnout 6 months into stay-at-home life, look for fresh ideas | Pune News

Pune: After participating in various social media challenges that gained momentum when the lockdown began, enthusiastically baking, plating and taking ‘Insta-worthy’ images, people are at their wit’s end trying to keep things interesting in the kitchen.
Six months after staying home, people are going through a cooking burnout. “I love to cook, but thinking of what to make has become frustrating of late. We’ve tried many different recipes from various cuisines — Mexican, Spanish, African, and so on, to shake things up between regular Indian home food. But even that has become boring now,” said a cooking enthusiast in the city.
Chef and restaurateur Rachel Goenka said, “It’s unfair to burden one person with deciding what to cook. We usually plan a menu in advance for the week. We think about splitting up the week into vegetarian and non-vegetarian days or deciding on what day you would like to cook
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Residents come up with elaborate ideas that dot landscapes around Martinsville and Henry County | Home & Garden

While there are certainly some yard projects people can complete on their own, adding a popular water feature requires more know-how than grabbing a shovel and a garden hose. Other projects also deserve the knowledge of a trained professional.

Planting a bed of flowers might not seem like rocket science, but Cox noted that even that can take an unexpected turn over several years’ time if the plants are not properly spaced to begin with.

Then there are the technical aspects of landscaping, like properly installing irrigation systems.

However, not every yard project takes years of experience to do well. For those who aren’t quite ready to put a down payment on their backyard retreat, but want to spruce up their yard, Cox expressed that simple maintenance can go a long way when boosting curb appeal.

“I think mulching. I think neatness. Keeping the yard picked up, leaves out of

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